Why raising taxes on the rich isn’t so crazy

2019-12-14

Unemployment is low and the stock market is high, but most Americans aren’t getting ahead. Half of American families have less real wealth than their parents did 25 years ago. Democrats are not satisfied with the economy. Yes, unemployment is way down and the stock market DJIA, +0.01% SPX, +0.01%Read More →

Hey, maybe the economy isn’t so weak after all

2019-12-07

Getty Images Consumers are in a better position to spend this holiday season than last year. The holiday season appears primed to deliver a gift to the economy at year’s end. A surge in hiring, rising wages and record stock market gains have boosted the confidence of consumers, putting themRead More →

Bias in health care isn’t limited to race, religion or gender — how to protect yourself against this common medical practice

2019-09-03

Health-care providers and organizations bear the responsibility for rooting out bias in medical care, experts say. In the meantime, though, there are steps patients can take to shield themselves. Research shows that patients of different genders, colors, sexual orientations and sizes don’t always receive the same quality of care duringRead More →

One of these key economic gauges isn’t telling the truth

2019-07-12

What’s up with transportation stocks? Or, really, what’s “down” with them? Even as new all-time highs have been registered by broad-market U.S. indices such as the Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA, +0.85%   and the S&P 500 SPX, +0.23%  , the market’s transportation sector has lagged. The Dow Jones TransportationRead More →